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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 427 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 515 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 427 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 427 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$253K

2014

$339K

2015

$605K

2016

Number of Claims

2,978

2014

4,788

2015

10,250

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

1 11
OMEPRAZOLE 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

6 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

9 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
RANITIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

11 46
CARVEDILOL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

12 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

13 18
CELECOXIB 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

14 121
GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

16 6
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

17 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 34
LISINOPRIL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

19 4
VOLTAREN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

20 127
ZENPEP 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 349
TRADJENTA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

23 41
LYRICA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 91
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

25 126
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

27 10
NEXIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 111
VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 58
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

30 39
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 20
JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 59
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

34 14
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 36
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

37 55
TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 38 22
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 227
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 51
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 62
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 37
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 45 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

46 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 77
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 12
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 14, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.